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Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
everybody. i have to say i'm a bit overwhelmed today to be sharing the same stage with nancy pelosi, ed lee, susan coretand to look out here and see this sea of humanity and have people cheering for me. [ applause ] i'm overwhelmed and i'm humbled because just four years, nine months and six days ago, i was smoking crack. that is right. i was a drug addict. and almost five years later, here i am. miracles do happen! [ applause ] 60 years ago father alfred had a vision. it started with his compassion for those in need. the vision was and still is for those in need to come out of poverty, and to thrive. this vision since 1950 has been giving those in need the natural and the spiritual food that they need in order to thrive. i am now thriving because of the vision of father alfred. [ applause ] >> i came through st. anthony's through the father alfred center, the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and i was instilled with values and morals that i was separated from through my drug use. after coming to the father alfred center they put me to work in the dining center. i was not easy wor
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 3:30am PST
understood], thank you. you've had a big part of this. and enterprise community. nancy pelosi's office and staff, they've been with us lockstepfighting for dollars. our pd, our fire, our first responders, our friends and also many that work at hud, staff, residents like coordinators, the list can go on and on because we definitely need to acknowledge these, that this is a multi-, multilevel approach. i also want to pay my respects to former supervisor sophie maxwell who also had the vision and leadership to get this project started forward. also had the foresight to tear down that power plant that was polluting our community. so, we really are where -- we are today is a culmination of small, little incremental steps that we have been taking for the last 40 years. 40 years is a long time, but now we need to think about the future and going forward and take pride and protect our investment, protect our children, shop locally, the businesses and restaurants that are happening and coming in on 3rd street. this is an exciting time, not a time for us to be fearful, but to collectively move i
SFGTV
Feb 5, 2013 1:30am PST
. >> sure, commissioner, and i were part of a panel with congress woman jackie spear, leader nancy pelosi, and mike the chair of the new committee to figure out what is the most practical approach to reducing guns, he is a big gun owner himself. but he spoke to the fact that assault rifles are not something, weapons of war is not something that he would be in favor of but more in controls and national registries and background checks and psych protiles and on and on. and mayor lee, who obviously is pretty much the local leader on this kind of thing and myself, and... >> and congress woman jackie spear too. >> she has been and just took 700 guns off of a buy back of their own. and somatao county sheriff was represented and it was a great cross section of people on both sides of the issue in the crowd. some people had been victim of gun violence, i know that we have a month thougher who lost her child here with us tonight and we never have to have that happen again tonight that is what consensus is that we can figure it out and what happened in newtown, obviously took the nation's conscious by s
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